MS Research Experience at IIT Kharagpur

Here, I plan to write about my MS (Research) journey at IIT Kharagpur, India. In this article, I will provide the complete details of all the administrative procedures and guidelines that are required throughout the course of pursuing an MS Research degree.

For Ph.D. rules or any other Academic Regulation details, please visit APNA IIT Kharagpur’s Rules and Regulations section and Academic section (Academic PG).

Originally written on: 15th February 2020, updated on: 3rd April 2022

Source: Student profile home screen at

Summary of future articles that will follow …

I sincerely hope will prove useful to future or current research scholars pursuing MS (Research). This will acts as a guidebook, providing more clarity and a better understanding of the Departmental and Institute’s rules and regulations, which believe me, maybe pretty daunting.

  1. MS or Ph.D. Admission (Available at ERP homepage. Login credentials not required)
  2. Coursework Assignment
  3. Enrollment
  4. Mid and End-sem examinations
  5. Semester Registration,
  6. Change of Coursework
  7. Comprehensive Viva-voce
  8. First Seminar
  9. Second Seminar
  10. Synopsis Seminar
  11. Thesis Submission
  12. MS Thesis Defense

Disclaimer: These facts are based on my experience during my MS research tenure and may change over time. I advise you to first approach your Office of the respective departments and enquire about the requirements and various formalities that need to be completed and submitted by the student. However, for any detailed interpretation of the rules, kindly enquire with the PGSRS section well in advance.

MS General Rules and Guidelines

You should understand the details of the following MS rules published by the Institute [Download link].


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